I honestly think that if I eat any more chocolate this holiday, I will burst!
I just can’t help it, though – the second it turns December 1, the chocolate fest begins, and I eat everything in sight! It seems I am adding chocolate to everything – tarts, granola, porridge, even clementines and tangerines are getting dunked in chocolate!
Anyway, if you’re like me and indulging in everything chocolatey, then you will love this loaded Chocolate Orange Rocky Road Fudge.
Yes, you heard me right – chocolate orange AND rocky road! Why would you have to choose between your favourite flavours when you can have them both!? Or, at least, that’s my thinking anyway…
This fudge is a lightened, healthier and vegan-twist on classic fudge made with condensed milk. It’s made using dark chocolate, sweet potato, cacao butter and coconut oil. Yet, I promise, it tastes anything but healthy! Think sinful all the way.
Being a twist on Rocky Roads, it has plenty of delicious add-ins too. I used pretzels, raisins, dried cranberries and marshmallows. However, toss in whatever you have to hand – I bet gingerbread men or leftover Christmas cookies would work a treat!
If you don’t particularly fancy using the sweet potato, there’s an option for you, too – cashew butter will work equally well! Just blend and go.
I have made a huge batch of this all ready for Christmas – it’s stored in the freezer and ready for guests and sweet toothed cravings!
Chocolate Orange Rocky Road Fudge
- Makes 16 squares
- Half a medium sweet potato, flesh cooked and pureed (can also use cashew butter)
- 120g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 5 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/3 cup cacao butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (or to taste)
- 2 tbsp Rejuvenated chocolate protein smoothie OR cacao powder
- Zest of one orange
- Juice of one to two oranges (to taste)
- Drop orange extract (optional)
- Pinch salt
- Rocky Road add-ins: chopped pretzels (I used Indie Bay, handful of raisins and dried cranberries, vegan marshmallows, chopped)
- In a bain marie, gently melt your chocolate with the cacao butter and coconut oil and stir until smooth.
- Add to a blender with the remaining ingredients, sweetening and adding the orange juice to taste.
- Pour into a bowl and stir in your chosen Rocky Road fillings.
- Line a brownie tin, then pour the mixture into the tin and place in the freezer to set overnight. Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in the freezer for a more fudge-like consistency, or in the fridge for a gooier – very gooey! – treat (this is how I like them!)